After spending a good portion of the past few months in a drought here in the south, we finally started getting some rain.
Of course, now it seems like it has been raining for days and we’ve spent quite a few days recently stuck inside as the wetter weather paired with colder temperatures has resulted in some gloomy, chilly days.
So, it seemed fitting to add an umbrella to our alphabet book in the form of a lowercase letter U.
This craft is a super simple one, requiring only a few easy pieces.
The simplicity of it however, makes it the perfect craft for little ones to practice their scissor skills with if they’re still learning how to cut.
To make your own lowercase letter U rainy day umbrella, you’ll need:
- Black and blue construction paper (we chose to use two different shades of blue but you can use whatever you have on hand)
- A sheet of white card stock
As always, you’re going to want to start out by cutting out the pieces that you’ll need for your umbrella.
From the dark blue, we cut out a simple half circle to make the canopy, from the light blue we cut our lowercase letter U, and from the black, the pole of our umbrella.
The first thing you’ll want to do to is glue your black pole down right into the middle of your sheet of card stock. You’ll glue this one down first so that the other pieces can lay on top of it.
Next, glue your lowercase letter U onto the bottom of your pole to make the handle.
And add your blue canopy to the top.
Now, you can obviously leave it as is and it will still be a pretty cute umbrella, but we decided to go ahead and break out some of our crayons and draw lines onto ours to really make it look a bit more like the real thing.
When you’re done adding your lines, you’re good to go! Just grab the lowercase letter U printable page below and add them both to your alphabet book!